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With Wix, you are able to both transfer and connect your 1&1 domain name to your Wix website. When connecting a domain to Wix, 1&1 will remain your domain name registrar—but the domain name will show your Wix site. If you decide to transfer your domain name from Ionos to Wix.com, Wix will then host your domain name. Both options have essentially the same outcome: when typing the domain name, your Wix.com website will be shown.
How can I transfer my Ionos domain name to Wix?
Once you’ve transferred your Ionos domain name to Wix, they will host your domain name and become your domain name registrar. Transferring a domain name to Wix is not possible for all domain types (e.g. country-specific endings like .fr, .co.uk or .de). Nonetheless, you will be able to transfer the most popular extensions such as .com, .net, .org.
For more information on how to transfer an Ionos domain name to Wix, please search for “Transferring a Domain Purchased Elsewhere to Wix” in Wix’s support pages.
How can I connect my Ionos domain name to Wix?
Alternatively, you may want like to keep Ionos as your domain name host (for example: this makes sense when using Ionos’ email services). You can always point (connect) your 1&1 domain name to Wix.com. Some technical parameters need to be modified. However, 1&1’s support can help you with that. More information about making the connection can be found at Wix support & help pages simply look for “Connecting Domains Purchased Elsewhere”.
Please note: When purchasing Wix eCommerce, Unlimited or the Combo plan, you will be entitled to a free domain name for one year—read more about Wix prices. However, bear in mind that the following years you will need to pay for your domain name(s).
Domain name connections and transfers are possible for any Wix premium account. These options aren’t available for free Wix sites.
With any Combo, Unlimited or eCommerce plan, Wix.com will include the domain name for free the first year. Be aware that domain names at Wix.com renew at about $15 yearly. Prices can be different depending on the extension of the domain name (e.g., .tv domains are more expensive than .com ones).
1&1 domain names start at $15 per year; they normally offer big discounts for the first year. Your domain name will come with a free email account. Moreover, 1&1 offers more domain name extensions.
You will only need to purchase a domain name: other products, such as web hosting or website creation tools, are not needed.
Wix lets you purchase email accounts through Google Workspace. It is a professional solution. However, it is not cheap: each user account costs $6 per month.
1&1 offers cheaper email services; each domain name comes with a free email account and you can always buy more if you need them.
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